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UPDATE: Vaccine Requirements for Travellers

Effective October 30, air passengers departing from Canadian airports, travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and travellers on non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships, will need to be vaccinated. Effective October 30, travellers will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. Specifically, the…

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Two Types of Work Permit: Open Work Permit and Employer-Specific Work Permit

There are 2 types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits. Open Work Permits An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada (except for an employer who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions or who offers striptease, erotic dance, escort…

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IRCC Lifts Job Offer Requirement

Working Holiday candidates no longer need to submit a job offer to receive an ITA! As an IEC participant, you can now travel to Canada if you have a port of entry letter of introduction given that you are fully vaccinated. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, you will still need proof of a valid job…

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Update on Online Studies and Post Graduate Work Permit Eligibility

Under normal circumstances, all distance learning courses completed outside Canada are excluded from the time accumulated towards the length of the post-graduation work permit, and 50% of a student’s courses must be completed in Canada and in person. The following temporary policy changes have been made to better accommodate eligible international students who have completed…

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Fully Vaccinated Visitors Can Soon Travel to Canada

Starting August 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States (U.S.), currently residing in the U.S., will be permitted to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. Starting September 7, 2021, other fully vaccinated foreign nationals may come to Canada for discretionary (non-essential) purposes. To be eligible to…

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Who is exempt from Immigration Medical Exam?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has put in place a temporary public policy that exempts some low-risk, in-Canada foreign nationals from having to complete an additional immigration medical exam as part of their application for permanent residence or for a permanent resident visa. When applying for permanent residence or for a permanent resident visa,…